Moving update!

I will be posting on my blogger account on Blogspot.

That is where I originally wanted to post things and then I forgot.

I will make post there instead in a few days. The Money Diaries and everything else will be there.

Here is the new link. Please update your bookmarks.

DN in Korea

Money Diary Day 1 of 30

This is a 30 day test to see how much money I can save by changing little things.

Things to know:

  • I get paid once a month as a teacher in South Korea.
  • It’s not my full pay, because the students are on summer vacation and I have not had extra classes for a month.

Today I got paid, since the 17th falls on the weekend. I can’t post the time because my phone battery is dead, but I don’t think it matters anyway (never the same time).

If I know the time I will post it. This is a daily blog of my day to day expenses in Korea for the month.

Expenses – 08/16/2013

Spent  $129.97 on a coat, winter boots and some proper fitting pants on the internet from Zulily. It may sound like a lot for 3 things, but I saved $204.03 off the combined items regular price. I am preparing for winter early.

7 pm – Went to ATM to transfer my money from one Korean bank account to the other. Cost was about $3 bucks to withdraw the money from one bank since that ATM was not near me.

7:15-ish:  Deposited most of my check into my other Korean account. Kept 10,000 won cash. Went to store and spent 11,700 won (about $11) on a six pack of 2L bottled water and a six pack of 1L bottled waters to be delivered to my apt and I bought some cheese slices (cause I wanted a grilled cheese sandwich to finish the bread before it went bad). The water is delivered for free.

Spent just under $14 bucks on the new issues of my comics that came out, digitally.  It was cheaper to buy the  volume set then them individually.

Transferred money from my Korean Bank to my American Bank…about $1,150. Not sure how much that will be when transfer fees from my bank come out. It covers my American expenses though.

Pretty much stayed inside today, it is TOO HOT!  The news even said stay inside between 12-5 pm, because it got hotter at those times.

Today spent – $154.94

 

Later, DN

 

 

Questions and what’s going to happen…

I am going to be updating more often, mostly daily.

I am trying to see how much money I can save in a month with all my expenses and bills here. It is an idea from Ramit Sethi, I Will Teach You to Be Rich.

Not sure it will be $1000, but every little bit helps.  So I will be keeping a daily diary to see how I am doing and to keep track of everything.

Also, I will be posting my bradelocz journey and daily/weekly life.

Oh yeah, I was told that comments could not be posted on my update post last time.

Is anyone else having problems or still having problems?

Post anywhere and I will get the message.

Later,

DN

DN Life Update

Sup?  Been awhile. I have been thinking about blogging, but it is so hot here, I just get home and veg in front of the fan.

Basically because my apt – although big (3 bedroom I don’t have to share or pay for) does not have air condition.  I will have to get that portable air con/ heater/ humidifier one somewhere. That way whenever I have to move, I can take it with me.

This is what has been going on…

1. I may start a blog on one of my hobbies, or just post it here until it gets big enough. I stay at 4 or 5 star hotels in Korea for way cheaper. Like this one time, I stayed at a 4 or 5 star hotel in Myeongdong (shopping galore) for 4 days and nights for a little over $530 bucks.  The room I had was originally $220 a night. That room was big enough for me to do my running app inside.

2. I started locs… 3 times. This last time I did myself.

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